Author Archives: Observer News Centre

Atwoli dismisses Duale suggestion to have him fired

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) secretary general Francis Atwoli has faulted Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale’s “veiled threat” to eject him from the National Social Security Fund Board (NSSF). Atwoli (pictured) said Duale’s remarks were erroneous, misleading and called on him to desist from spreading hearsay statements. “It is regrettable […]

NCCK urges dialogue, creation of PM position

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to drop their hard line stance and dialogue to bring down political tensions in the country. NCCK general secretary Rev Canon Peter Karanja (below) told a media conference the country is in a crisis “despite the […]

Government Withdraws Raila, Kalonzo Security

Nasa Co-pricipal Kalonzo Musyoka has disclosed that his security has been withdrawn by the government. “I hope sincerely that our supporters can see what we are going through but we urge them to keep calm,” Musyoka said. He urged all NASA supporters not to carry out any act of violence and called on them to carry […]

High Court awards Dennis Itumbi Ksh. 5 Million

Uhuru Kenyatta’s Director of Digital Innovations and Diaspora Communications Dennis Itumbi has been awarded Sh5 Million by High Court judge Justice Joseph Onguto. This is after successfully suing the government over his arrest and illegal detention in 2012. Itumbi was arrested and detained at Muthaiga Police Station 6 years ago after allegedly hacking and accessing classified […]

Trump says Republicans will accept citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be willing to shift his stance on immigration to push through a deal that protects illegal immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation and offer them citizenship. In an interview with CNBC broadcast on Friday, Trump also said Republican Senators Tom […]

Facebook: Russian agents created 129 U.S. election events

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation drive aimed at voters. Facebook, in a written statement to U.S. lawmakers released on Thursday and dated Jan. 8, said […]

President Kenyatta Unveils List of More Cabinet Secretaries

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday finally named individuals who will be part of his Cabinet in the second term. Speaking at State House, the Head of State made some changes with some former Cabinet secretaries being dropped while others joining. Here is the full list: Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Monicah Juma Transport – […]

NASA: Dialogue Window Closed, action against Jubilee Government Forthcoming

The National Super Alliance (NASA) on Friday announced that the door for dialogue between its leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru was closed. Speaking at Intercontinental Hotel NASA CEO Norman Magaya stated that the Opposition gave the Head of State ample time to initiate talks but ignored. Mr. Magaya mentioned that the dialogue now will […]

NASA Tables Results to support Claims that Raila won August 8 Elections

The NASA coalition on Friday announced new presidential results of the 2017 election. The announcement was made at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, just five days to Raila Odinga’s swearing in. Siaya Senator James Orengo explained that the coalition had decided to release the August 8 presidential election to show that Odinga and Wiper Leader […]